Tuesday, May 01, 2018

If you won't give up your guns, the banks will force you to

I heard this on the morning's "Flash Briefing" from the Amazon Alexa on the Wall Street Journal, but not having a paid subscription, it wasn't exactly blogable. Now, via Claire Wolfe and the Captain's Journal, you may read about the financial sector's latest post-Parkland effort to curry favor with...whoever it is they're attempting to curry favor with. They want to identify your individual gun transactions. For reasons.

Remember when everyone said to buy guns and ammo with cash only so you didn't get on "The List". Doesn't sound so funny now, does it?

Slimy bastards. I'm glad I'm with a credit union.

Occasionally the other side of the street gets it

(Via The Woodpile Report)

I'm not one to read Medium very often. The tone of the place isn't one I find compatible with my world view for the most part. However, as with all things, nothing is 100% one thing or another, and Medium will regularly have something that will take you by surprise, such as "The Surprisingly Solid Mathematical Case of the Tin Foil Hat Gun Prepper".

It's not often that you have someone make a mathematical case not only for prepping, but for gun, and in particular AR-15, ownership. Plus a few cans of ammo. Along with food, water purification gear and maybe a sailboat. Seriously.

Dragging you through the article in detail will spoil it. Just go read it yourself. If you disagree with it, that's fine and good, but I find it a refreshingly well thought out look at a subject that the other side of the street likes to either ridicule or ignore.

About those cell phones and biometric security

Allow ol' Uncle Freeholder to refresh your memory on why you never use biometric technology as the "password" on you cellphone. At least make the bastards pay the big bucks for the unlock gear.